Construction of the World Health Organization child growth standards: Selection of methods for attained growth curves

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dc.contributor.author Borghi, E.
dc.contributor.author De Onis, M.
dc.contributor.author Garza, C.
dc.contributor.author Van den Broeck, J.
dc.contributor.author Frongillo, E.A.
dc.contributor.author Grummer-Strawn, L.
dc.contributor.author Van Buuren, S.et.al
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-25T09:02:02Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-25T09:02:02Z
dc.date.issued 2006-01
dc.identifier.other https://doi.org/10.1002/sim.2227
dc.identifier.other Volume 25, Issue 2, Pages 247-265
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/28818
dc.description.abstract The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with a number of research institutions worldwide, is developing new child growth standards. As part of a broad consultative process for selecting the best statistical methods, WHO convened a group of statisticians and child growth experts to review available methods, develop a strategy for assessing their strengths and weaknesses, and discuss methodological issues likely to be faced in the process of constructing the new growth curves. To select the method(s) to be used, the group proposed a two-stage decision-making process. First, to select a few relevant methods based on a list of set criteria and, second, to compare the methods using available tests or other established procedures. The group reviewed 30 methods for attained growth curves. Using the pre-defined criteria, a few were selected combining five distributions and two smoothing techniques. Because the number of selected methods was considered too large to be fully tested, a preliminary study was recommended to evaluate goodness of fit of the five distributions. Methods based on distributions with poor performance will be eliminated and the remaining methods fully tested and compared. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Statistics in Medicine en_US
dc.subject Child growth en_US
dc.subject Growth curves en_US
dc.subject Kurtosis en_US
dc.subject Skewness en_US
dc.subject Smoothing en_US
dc.subject Standards en_US
dc.title Construction of the World Health Organization child growth standards: Selection of methods for attained growth curves en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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